If you have been noticing issues with your Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone, such as it being unresponsive, you may be interested in resetting it. This article has all the details that you need to know regarding how to factory/hard/soft reset your Samsung Galaxy S7 when it stops working properly. If your S7 isn’t responding to any of your commands, try following these steps.
How To Factory Reset Your Samsung Galaxy S7
If your Samsung Galaxy S7 is responsive and you can power on it, the reset method is the best solution to fix the problem. For smartphones with Android Device Protection, it’s important that you know the Google sign-in credentials in order to complete the factory reset process. Switch off the device and then power it back on before following these steps:
- Try to sign in with any Google account previously used on the phone.
- Or reset the password through https://www.google.com/accounts/recovery
Only do the factory data reset if it is essential because all the data on your phone will be removed, including:
- System and app data
- Email accounts
- App settings
- Media (pictures, videos, music files, etc.)
- Downloaded apps
If a PIN, pattern, etc., has ever been set up on your phone, you will be asked for a Google account sign-in during the initial setup.
You don’t need to set up the Wi-Fi calling again after performing a factory data reset. However, you can enable Wi-Fi calling manually whenever you want to use it.
- Make sure the phone is switched off.
- Press the volume up and home buttons and keep holding them.
- When holding the volume up and home buttons, press the power button and hold until you see the recovery booting message on the upper-left corner of the screen, and then release all buttons.
- Choose the Wipe Data/Factory Reset option below the Android recovery screen options. You can use volume buttons to reach the available option in the list and the power button to choose.
- Select No or Yes to confirm your entry.
- Select “Reboot System Now.”
- Wait for the reboot process to finish.
How To Factory Reset Your Samsung Galaxy S7 From The Computer
These are the two ways to factory reset your Samsung Galaxy S7 from the computer. Choose the one that is appropriate for you. Your two options include:
Factory Reset Through Android Device Manager
- If you have signed in to your phone through Google, you can do a factory reset with the help of a web-based Android Device Manager.
- Sign in to https://www.google.com/android/devicemanager through your computer’s browser. You can use the same Google account to sign in to the device.
- Choose the right device from the menu in the upper left corner.
- Tap “Erase.”
- You will see the “Erase All Data” prompt; tap on it.
Factory Reset Through Find My Mobile
If your Samsung Galaxy S7 has a Google account signed in, you can opt for a factory reset through the website Find My Mobile from your computer.
- Login to https://findmymobile.samsung.com from your computer’s browser.
- Make sure you choose the right device.
- Tap on “Wipe My Device” from the menu on the right.
- Tap on “Wipe.”
- If you get a pop-up message to enter your Samsung account password, enter that to erase the data.
If, for some reason, this strategy doesn’t work, try a hard reset.
How To Factory Reset Your Samsung Galaxy S7 Without A Password
You can factory reset your Samsung Galaxy S7 without a password by following these steps:
Before performing a hard reset, ensure that your phone has sufficient battery power, 50% at least.
- Switch off your phone.
- Press and keep holding the power, home, and volume up button simultaneously, and then release them when you see “Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge” on your screen.
- In the Android system recovery mode, use the volume up or down button to choose the Wipe Data/Factory Reset option and then press the power button to confirm.
- Click on “Yes,” and your phone will begin removing all data and settings.
- When it ends, choose “Reboot System Now.”
How To Factory Reset Your Samsung Galaxy S7 Without A Google Account
These are the simple and easy steps to reset your Samsung Galaxy S7 without a Google Account:
- Launch iMyfone LockWiper on your computer. Then select “Remove Without Data Loss” and tap on “Start” to begin the rest of the procedure.
- Choose your device name, its model, and select “Start.”
- Download the data package from your smartphone and link your phone to the computer with a USB cable.
- Tap on “Start To Unlock” to reset the device and remove the screen lock without losing data.
- After completing the unlocking procedure, your Android phone has been reset without losing any data.
How To Soft Reset Your Samsung Galaxy S7
The soft reset process is used for rebooting purposes, especially when the battery of your Samsung Galaxy S7 can’t be taken out without losing data. Follow these steps for a soft reset:
- Press the Power/Sleep button and keep holding it for 10-20 seconds.
- Release the button when the phone restarts.
- By doing this, you can perform a soft reset without losing any of your personal data.
How To Hard Reset Your Samsung Galaxy S7
To hard reset your Samsung Galaxy S7, follow these steps:
- Press and hold the power button, and then choose the power off option to shut down the device.
- Press and hold the power button, home, and volume up button at the same time for a few seconds.
- When you see the Samsung logo, release your hold on the buttons.
- Choose the Wipe Data/Factory Reset option with the help of the volume buttons and use the power button to confirm your choice.
- Select the “Yes” option.
- Tap on “Reboot System Now.”
- Great job! You have performed a hard reset on your Samsung Galaxy S7.
Hopefully, this article has helped you in resetting your Samsung smartphone.
I’ve been working with technology in one way or the other all my life. After graduating from university, I worked as a sales consultant for Verizon for a few years. Now I am a technical support engineer by day and write articles on my own blog here in my spare time to help others if they have any issues with their devices.